Skip to comments.Iran Guard Commanders Are Killed in Bombings
Posted on 10/18/2009 3:36:44 PM PDT by rdl6989
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia At least five commanders of Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were killed and dozens of others left dead and injured in two terrorist bombings in the restive region of the nations southeastern frontier with Pakistan, according to multiple Iranian state news agencies.
The coordinated attacks appeared to mark an escalation in hostilities between Irans leadership and one of the nations many disgruntled ethnic and religious minorities, in this case the Baluchis. The southeast region, Sistan-Baluchistan, has been the scene of terrorist attacks in the past, and in April the government put the Guards Corps in control of security there to try to stop the escalating violence.
Iranian officials have accused foreign enemies of supporting the terrorist insurgents and repeated that charge Sunday, a day before Iran is set to meet for another round of sensitive talks on its nuclear program with several Western countries.
There is no doubt that this violent and inhumane act was part of the strategy of foreigners and enemies of the regime and the revolution to destroy unity between Shias and Sunnis and create divisions among the unified ranks of the great Iranian people, said a statement issued by the Revolutionary Guards through the official IRNA news service.
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This was too well organized and executed to be the sole work of a rebel organization. I’m betting they had help from the Israelis. Certainly could not have been from Obama.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of guys.
sauce for the gander
Death toll now up to 49.
Glad to hear it. BASTARDS.
How does it feel to get a taste of your own medicine, Iran?
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